Banker accused of double murder attends pre-trial hearing

The British banker accused of murdering of two women, one found in a suitcase on the balcony of his luxury Hong Kong apartment and the other inside with neck and buttock wounds, attended a pre-trial hearing on Thursday ahead of his October trial.

Reuters reports that Rurik Jutting, 31, who has yet to enter a formal plea over the murders of two Indonesian women in 2014, looked dramatically different to earlier court appearances, mainly due to substantial weight loss and being clean shaven.

Dressed in a button down shirt and black trousers and accompanied by four police officers, the former Bank of America employee's court appearance was his first public appearance since last October after he was charged.

No details from the hearing can be reported until a verdict has been reached. Jutting's trial is expected to start in late October.

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